Pictured above: Spooks Season 9, Episode 5 – Harry Pearce (Peter Firth) and Levi Cohen (Paul Freeman) © Kudos/BBC
Episode 5 of 8
First UK transmission on Monday, October 18th, 2010
Spooks Season 9, Episode 5 – The official details…
In a move to bring peace to Palestine and Israel, the American President is en route to London to chair secret talks between peace negotiators from both countries, as the tense spy drama continues. Beth Bailey and Dimitri Levendis go undercover as Home Office liaison officers at the talks, while the rest of Section D are tasked with ensuring nothing will jeopardise the long-awaited occasion.
Preparations appear to be going smoothly until a journalist threatens to run the story. Ruth Evershed convinces her not to print it but the implications are clear: someone does not want the peace talks to go ahead. The team frantically search for the source of the leak and Tariq Masood goes to work on tracing calls made to the journalist.
Lucas North picks up the trail and makes several discoveries which indicate the culprit has only one agenda – assassination. With the murder of the US President a very real threat, Section D must find the suspect before they are faced with an international scandal of unimaginable proportions.
With time running out, Harry Pearce and his team are put under immense pressure to locate the sniper and ensure the President is not put at risk. As events unfold it becomes clear that the real threat to the President is much closer than anyone had realised.
Beth Bailey is played by Sophia Myles, Dimitri Levendis by Max Brown, Ruth Evershed by Nicola Walker, Tariq Masood by Shazad Latif, Lucas North by Richard Armitage and Harry Pearce by Peter Firth.